Stats: Maxwell smashes records to script an epic heist

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Glenn Maxwell scored a brutal 128-ball 201* to help Australia secure a three-wicket win over Afghanistan
Glenn Maxwell scored a brutal 128-ball 201* to help Australia secure a three-wicket win over Afghanistan © AFP

201*runs scored by Glenn Maxwell is the highest in an ODI run-chase, the highest for a non-opener and the highest ever in the men's format for Australia. It was also the 11th double hundred in ODIs, and the third in World Cups. The previous highest score from No.6 or below in ODIs was Kapil Dev's 175* against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells in the 1983 World Cup.

Highest individual scores in World Cups

237* - Martin Guptill (NZ) vs WI, Wellington, 2015

215 - Chris Gayle (WI) vs ZIM, Canberra, 2015

201* - Glenn Maxwell (AUS) vs AFG, Mumbai WS, 2023

188* - Gary Kirsten (SA) vs UAE, Rawalpindi, 1996

183 - Sourav Ganguly (IND) vs SL, Taunton, 1999

Highest score for a non-opener in ODIs

201* - Glenn Maxwell (AUS) vs AFG, Mumbai WS, 2023 WC

194* - Charles Coventry (ZIM) vs BAN, Bulawayo, 2009

189* - Viv Richards (WI) vs ENG, Manchester, 1984

185 - Faf du Plessis (SA) vs SL, Cape Town, 2017

Highest individual scores for Australia in men's ODIs

201* - Glenn Maxwell vs AFG , Mumbai WS, 2023 WC

185* - Shane Watson vs BAN, Mirpur, 2011

181* - Matthew Hayden vs NZ, Hamilton, 2007

179 - David Warner vs PAK, Adelaide, 2017

178 - David Warner vs AFG, Perth, 2015 WC

Highest individual scores in an ODI run-chase

201* - Glenn Maxwell (AUS) vs AFG, Mumbai WS, 2023 WC

193 - Fakhar Zaman (PAK) vs SA, Johannesburg, 2021

185* - Shane Watson (AUS) vs BAN, Mirpur, 2011

183* - MS Dhoni (IND) vs SL, Jaipur, 2005

183 - Virat Kohli (IND) vs PAK, Mirpur, 2012

128 balls taken by Maxwell to complete his double hundred made it the second fastest in the format, only behind Ishan Kishan, who did it off 126 balls against Bangladesh in Chattogram last year.

Fastest double hundreds in ODIs (by balls taken)

126 - Ishan Kishan (IND) vs BAN, Chattogram, 2022

128 - Glenn Maxwell (AUS) vs AFG, Mumbai WS, 2023

138 - Chris Gayle (WI) vs ZIM, Canberra, 2015

177 - The difference between the top two individual scores in Australia's innings (Maxwell's 201* and Mitchell Marsh's 24*) is the third highest in ODIs after 198 for India against Sri Lanka in Kolkata (2014) and 195 for New Zealand vs West Indies in the 2015 World Cup quarter-finalin Wellington, with Rohit Sharma (264) and Martin Guptill (237*) leading the way in the respective team innings. The previous record in a run-chase was 162 for Pakistan against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2021, followed by Australia's 148 against Bangladesh in Mirpur 2011, with Fakhar Zaman (193) and Shane Watson (185*) being the respective top-scorers.

3 players to have bagged a wicket and scored a double hundred in an ODI match (Men's or Women's). Maxwell, who had returned 1/55 earlier in the day, became the second in Men's ODIs to achieve this feat after Chris Gayle's 215 and 2/35 in Canberra 2015. New Zealand Women all-rounder Amelia Kerr achieved a staggering double of a double hundred and five-for in the same ODI - 232* and 5/17 - against the Ireland Women in Dublin in 2018.

3 World Cup hundreds registered by Glenn Maxwell, two from No.6 and one from No. 5. No other batter has registered more than one hundred from No.5 or below in World Cup history.

202* runs added by Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins is the highest-ever partnership for the 7th wicket or below in ODIs, surpassing the 177 added by Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid against New Zealand in Birmingham in 2015. The previous highest for the eighth wicket or below in ODIs was the unbeaten 138-run stand between South Africa's Justin Kemp and Andrew Hall against India in Cape Town in 2006.

The 202 runs added by Australia after being reduced to 91/7 is also the most added by a team in an ODI innings after the fall of the seventh wicket, bettering the 196 added by Africa XI vs Asia XI in Bengaluru in 2007. The third on this list is the previous World Cup record of 188, by Kapil Dev and Syed Kirmani (India) against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells in 1983.

Highest partnerships for 7th wicket or below in ODIs

Runs Pair For Against Venue, Year
202* Glenn Maxwell & Pat Cummins Australia Afghanistan Mumbai WS, 2023
177 Jos Buttler & Adil Rashid England New Zealand Birmingham, 2015
174* Afif Hossain & Mehidy Hasan Miraz Bangladesh Afghanistan Chattogram, 2022
162 Michael Bracewell & Mitchell Santner New Zealand India Hyderabad, 2023

292 is the highest target chased successfully by Australia in World Cups, five more than the 287 they had gunned down against New Zealand in Chennai in the 1996 quarter-final. It was also the highest successful chase in ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium, bettering 281 by New Zealand against India in 2017.

6 instances of Australia losing four wickets for less than 50 in a World Cup innings, and quite amazingly, they ended up winning each of them, the most recent coming on Tuesday. The previous five instances were against England in the 1975 semi-final in Leeds, against West Indies in the 1996 semi-final in Mohali, against New Zealand and against England in Gqeberha in 2003, and against West Indies in Nottingham in 2019.

43 sixes hit by Maxwell in World Cups is the third-highest count for any batter, only behind Chris Gayle (49) and Rohit Sharma (45).

31 boundaries by Glenn Maxwell (21 fours and 10 sixes) is the highest boundary count in an ODI innings for Australia, bettering Shane Watson's 30 (15 fours and as many sixes) against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2011. It is also the second-highest count in a World Cup innings, after Guptill's 35 (24 fours and 11 sixes) during his 237* against the West Indies in 2015.

10 sixes hit by Maxwell is also the highest for Australia in a World Cup innings, one better than nine each struck by David Warner and Mitchell Marsh against Pakistan in Bengaluru last month.

17.64 - Pat Cummins contributed an unbeaten 12 off 68 in the record 202* run-stand, his strike-rate being the second lowest in a World Cup innings for a minimum 10 runs scored. The previous slowest ODI innings for Australia (min.10 runs) was Mark Taylor's 10 off 48 (SR: 20.83) against India in Christchurch in 1990.

Lowest strike rate in a WC innings (min 10 runs scored)

Strike-rate Innings Player (Country) Opponent Venue, Year
16.43 12(73) Jack Heron (ZIM) West Indies Worcester, 1983
17.64 12*(68) Pat Cummins (AUS) Afghanistan Mumbai WS, 2023
18.18 16*(88) Mehmood Quaraishy (East Africa) New Zealand Birmingham, 1975
20 14(70) Christopher Chappell (CAN) Pakistan Leeds, 1979

129* - Ibrahim Zadran became the first Afghanistan batter to register a World Cup hundred, and his unbeaten 129 now stands as the third-highest score against the five-time champions Australia in the competition's history. Aged 21 years and 330 days, he also became the fourth youngest to register a World Cup hundred.

Highest individual scores vs Australia in World Cups

132* - Neil Johnson (ZIM), Lord's, 1999

130 - Chris Harris (NZ), Chennai, 1996

129* - Ibrahim Zadran (AFG), Mumbai WS, 2023

117 - Shikhar Dhawan (IND), The Oval, 2019

116 - Rachin Ravindra (NZ), Dharamsala, 2023

Youngest players to score an ODI World Cup hundred

Age Score Player For Opponent Venue, Year
20y 196d 101(72) Paul Stirling Ireland Netherlands Kolkata, 2011
21y 76d 102(112) Ricky Ponting Australia West Indies Jaipur, 1996
21y 87d 104(103) Avishka Fernando Sri Lanka West Indies Chester-le-Street, 2019
21y 330d 129*(143) Ibrahim Zadran Afghanistan Australia Mumbai WS, 2023
22y 106d 100*(83) Virat Kohli India Bangladesh Mirpur, 2011
22y 300d 127*(138) Sachin Tendulkar India Kenya Cuttack, 1996

26 bowled dismissals by Mitchell Starc, the most in World Cups, bettering Wasim Akram's tally of 25.

Bowlers with most bowled dismissals in World Cups

26 - Mitchell Starc

25 - Wasim Akram

18 - Lasith Malinga

17 - Muttiah Muralitharan

15 - Glenn McGrath




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